Raw portions

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Purred: Tue Jun 5, '12 10:12am PST 
I just started my 2 kitties on raw. What do you guys recommend for portions? I want to make sure I'm feeding them enough! big grin

Merlin - An Angel- Forever

Purred: Tue Jun 5, '12 11:18am PST 
You can start with 1 ounce meal portions and adjust from there smile If you are making your own food you can portion out the food into 1 ounce servings and freeze them. I think you can buy small ice cream scoops that are 1 ounce in size and maybe small plastic food storage containers that are 1 ounce in size thinking

Human's Leroy eats 3 oz of food a day (1 oz three times a day) and Emma eats 2 oz of food a day (1 oz twice a day). That is all the food they want to eat per day. No piggies here laugh out loud They eat Nature's Variety raw.

Edited by author Tue Jun 5, '12 11:18am PST


Olivia,- Tanner, &- Finn

The Dyna Cats!
Purred: Tue Jun 5, '12 4:36pm PST 
It really all depends on the cat - their age, activity level, etc.

For example, Olivia is an eight year old spayed female. She is moderately active. She weighs ten pounds give or take, and while a tad heavier than I think is ideal, she is by no means fat or even technically overweight. She eats about an ounce and a half twice per day.

Tanner is a six year old neutered male. Again, moderately active. He weighs twelve and a half pounds, and, like Olivia, he is probably within a quarter pound of what I think his ideal weight probably is, but certainly not heavy. He eats about 4 ounces or so per day, split into two meals.

And then Finn, who is two and a half, also weighs ten pounds, and is a much smaller framed cat than either of the other two, and he probably eats about six or seven ounces, sometimes more, per day, and is a spot-on perfect weight. He's more active than the other two, though, and also just has a crazy fast metabolism.